The King's Royal Rifle Corps

Lieutenant L A E Price-Davies VC

On 17th Sep 1901 at Blood River Poort, South Africa, the Boers had overwhelmed the right of the British column and some 400 of them were galloping round the flank and rear of the guns, calling on the drivers to surrender them. Lieut Price-Davies, hearing an order to fire on the charging Boers, at once drew his revolver and dashed upon them in a desperate attempt to rescue the guns. He was immediately shot and knocked off his horse, but not mortally wounded, although he had ridden to what seemed certain death.

Llewwllyn Alberic Emilius Price-Davies was born in Chirbury, Shropshire on 30th June 1878. He was awarded the CB, CMG and the DSO and reached the rank of Major-General after a long Army career that included:

1914-1918 Service in World War 1
1918-1919 President of the Standing Committee of Enquiry regarding Prisoners of War.
1920-1930 ADC to the King
1920-1924 Assistant Adjutant General, Aldershot Command.
1924-1927 Commanded 145th Infantry brigade.
1927-1930 Assistant Adjutant and QMG Gibraltar
1933-1948 Member of the Hon Corps of Gentleman-at-Arms.
1940-1945 Battalion Commander, Upper Thames Patrol (Home Guard)
1965 26th Dec. Died at Sonning, Berkshire. He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Sonning with his wife Eileen who died in 1973.

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